2017-12-21 / Outdoors

Donate food items, ski for free at Homestead

Two runs open


THE HOMESTEAD Resort in Glen Arbor will have a pair of runs open as part of a food drive for Leelanau Christian Neighbors on Saturday. THE HOMESTEAD Resort in Glen Arbor will have a pair of runs open as part of a food drive for Leelanau Christian Neighbors on Saturday. The Homestead Resort invites all Leelanau County skiers to hit the slopes for a good cause on Saturday.

America’s Freshwater Resort will have two of its 15 runs open for a 2018 kickoff event benefiting Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Skiers who donate two nonperishable food items will receive a free lift ticket; skiers who donate four nonperishable food items will receive a lift ticket and a ski rental.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“It’s the best deal around,” said Tom Bartholomew, mountain manager.

It seems county skiers have had a hankering for fresh powder, too.

Bartholomew said resort phones have been ringing with regularity.

“Especially since we got more snow,” he said. “People are getting excited. I’m excited. I’ve already been out at a couple other resorts.”

There should be plenty of snow, too.

He said conditions over the last two weeks have been “phenomenal” for making and maintaining snow.

The resort will remain open from Tuesday through New Years Day. From there the schedule will shift to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all winter.

Bartholomew said the Homestead will update its website with ski reports daily throughout the season.

Call 334-5000 for more information.

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